The Pestle


Ep 208: “Jaws”

October 04, 2022

We chew on Spielberg’s “Jaws” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, day for night;
  • Story & writing, Quint vs Hooper, shark cage;
  • Shark fun facts!
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.Jacques Cousteau

Notes & References:
M. Night Shyamalan’s new film “Knock at the Cabin” trailer (YouTube)
Does punching a shark in the nose work? (NYT)
The story behind the cage scene (Slashfilm)
They shot “Jaws” at Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts (iMDB)
USS Indianapolis shark deaths estimated from “a few dozen to 150” (Wiki)
Sharks bite most often in 6 to 10 feet of water (source:, not sure where their data comes from though, the stat is unsourced)

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This Week’s Recommendations:

“Inside Jaws” Podcast

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